News Items, June 24, 2010
Gulf oil spill puts mental health at risk, too
That’s what technological disasters tend to do,” says Lawrence Palinkas, a professor of social work at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.
Violence has Chester in critical condition
Philadelphia Daily News
“It’s a potential quick fix,” said Chad Dion Lassiter, president of Black Men at Penn School of Social Work, Inc. at the University of Pennsylvania.
Practitioners trained in needs of returning vets
WEST LONG BRANCH â€” The School of Social Work at Monmouth University is expanding efforts to improve the mental health treatment of New Jersey’s returning veterans through its Coming Home Project.
Study of Fort Worth’s homeless plan shows ‘dramatic progress’
Fort Worth Star Telegram
Three hundred twenty-two homeless people have been housed through the plan, Directions Home, since April 2009, with many clients participating in counseling and substance abuse treatment, the University of Texas at Arlington School of Social Work found.
N.J. Senate panel approves Gov. Christie’s choice to run Department of Children, Families
The full 40-member Senate is expected to vote Thursday or Monday to approve the nomination of Allison Blake, former director of the Institute for Families at the Rutgers School of Social Work.
On screen and off, really big families are really fascinating
“I think we’re always curious about things that we’re not around,” said Dr. Jan Ligon, associate professor of social work at Georgia State University. “In 1790, about half of all families were comprised of over six people. Now only 3 percent of families have that many.”